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Dataguise Partners with MapR Technologies to Launch First Big Data Protection Sandbox for MapR

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that “Dataguise®, the leading provider of Big Data security and protective intelligence solutions, today announced at Hadoop Summit the immediate availability of the Dataguise DgSecure™ data protection platform with the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop. The Dataguise Security Sandbox, integrated with the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop,…

Neo4j Graph Database Powers the Healthcare Sector

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that healthcare companies around the globe have turned to Neo4j to enable new opportunities and efficiencies by using the power of the graph database to leverage the connections inside their data. Companies such…

5 Best Cities for Big Data Professionals

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by Angela Guess Ann Bednarz of Network World reports, “Corporate data stores are growing exponentially, nearly every tech vendor is positioning their products to help handle the influx of data, and IT departments are scrambling to find the right people to collect, analyze and interpret data in a way that’s meaningful to the business. On the…

Why Oracle is Taking Charge of the Big Data Marketplace

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by Angela Guess Andy Kazewych of The Motley Fool recently wrote, “Oracle is the second largest software vendor in the world, trailing only behind Microsoft, but steadily catching up. Last year, Oracle overtook the number two position, displacing IBM to third place. Oracle deals with enterprise software, as well as hardware, primarily due to the acquisition of Sun…

What Google is Doing with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Google has not only significantly influenced the way we can now analyze big data (think MapReduce, BigQuery, etc.) – but they probably are more responsible than anyone else for making it part of our everyday lives. I believe that many of the innovative things Google…

Hadoop Startup Concurrent Raises $10M in New Funding

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “Big data startup Concurrent proves that it pays to make hard computing simpler. Concurrent founder Chris Wensel devised the open-source Cascading framework for abstracting away the complexities of running MapReduce jobs on the open-source Hadoop big data software for storing and processing lots of different kinds of data. Now Concurrent…

IBM Beefs Up Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service

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by Angela Guess Charles Babcock of Information Week reports, “IBM is beefing up its Bluemix platform-as-a-service, relying on decades of software development expertise in an attempt to muscle into this developer-oriented form of cloud computing. If it can attract more developers to its SoftLayer unit, then it’s likely to find more enterprise applications deployed on that…

Newest Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop Delivers Fastest Path to Data Lake Deployment

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “Teradata, the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, today introduced Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop 2 to reduce the risk, cost, and complexity of Hadoop deployment and management. The comprehensive portfolio helps organizations address the technical and business challenges of leveraging diverse data…

In iOS 8, Apple Stirs Up Siri, Connects Music, Home and Health

by Jennifer Zaino Apple’s announcements at its WorldWide Developers’ Conference today had the crowd responding enthusiastically (of course, it was an Apple’s Developers Conference, so that just comes with the territory). Much of the applause came in response to the new iOS 8 and its enhanced capabilities. As had been expected, as part of this,…